Archive for the ‘ Netcool’ Category

Visualising Netcool/OMNIbus Data with Grafana

IBM’s Dashboard Application Services Hub (DASH) gives us the ability to view data stored in the Netcool OMNIbus ObjectServer through customisable views and filters of varying complexity.  The ability to precisely design how alerts are presented to an operator is invaluable for an efficient workflow, but sometimes all you need is a high-level overview. When […]

Searching for the Holy Grail

Ever since I started deploying enterprise system management (ESM) solutions the Holy Grail has been finding a methodology for Rapid Deployment. Twenty to twenty-five years ago a typical project would not be counted in days or hours but months and years. I spent a pleasant 9 months in Frankfurt deploying Tivoli and when I left […]

Device counter report the sequel (adding a historical dashboard)

Following on from the sterling work of my colleague Nick Lansdowne, this blog will build upon Nick’s blog to provide a historical view of the device count numbers. This historical view will leverage the work discussed in Nick’s previous blog (Netcool/OMNIbus License Compliance: Easy access to your device counter report). A historical view is useful […]

Netcool/OMNIbus License Compliance: Easy access to your device counter report

The Device Counter extension shipped with Netcool/OMNIbus v8.1 is designed to assist with entitlement reviews by logging the number of unique systems that have sent events to your Netcool/OMNIbus infrastructure. The counts are grouped by device type (Network, Server and Client) and is available from a log file on the Aggregation ObjectServer. With a few […]